FREE RÉSUMÉ AND
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact South Seattle Community College WorkSource Center at 206-764-5304 or visit www.southseattle.edu for complete schedule.
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEAN
Spring has arrived and Seattleites are gearing up to take part in the city's longest-running neighborhood cleanup program - Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 24th year, runs from April through May.
Spring Clean activities include painting out graffiti, picking up litter and illegally dumped materials, stenciling storm drains, cleaning school yards, removing invasive plants in planting strips and traffic circles, and planting trees. All projects are conducted on public property.
The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal. Spring Clean information, including neighborhood cleanup activities and sign-up packets, is available by calling 206-233-7187 or by visiting www.seattle.gov/util/springclean.
FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
Registration is underway for the 2010 Seattle Pride Parade and March. The theme this year is "Over the Rainbow - Be Seen, Be Heard, Be There." The event will be held on Sunday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. on 4th Ave. between Union St. and Denny Way. For complete details, visit www.seattlepride.org.
GAY GAMES VIII
The Cologne Gay Games, July 31-August 7, is seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.
On Friday, April 23, from 8-11 p.m., join Seattle area LGBT youth at Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., for a party.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
AT STONE SOUP THEATRE
Stone Soup Theatre presents an accomplished production of the 10th anniversary edition of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues featuring five new monologues. Performances run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. now extended through May 16. General admission is $16-$20 and $13 for those under 30. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/99179 or by calling 800-838-3006 or 206-633-1883. No one under 10 will be admitted. Stone Soup Theatre is located at 4035 Stone Way N. www.stonesouptheatre.org.
Call or check website for film schedule and new venues. 206-326-1088, www.langstonblackfilmfest.org.
RAIN COUNTRY DANCE -
"EMERALD CITY HOEDOWN"
On April 23-25, Rain County Dance hosts a three-day weekend gathering of dance classes (two-step, line, swing, waltz and lindy hop), workshops and social events, culminating in the Rain City Hoedown Ball on Saturday, April 24, at Polish Hall, 1714 18th Ave. at E. Olive St., 7 p.m.-midnight. $20 at the door. For complete information, visit www.raincountrydance.org.
MEN OF ALL COLORS &
APRIL "EARTH DAY" POTLUCK
On Saturday, April 24, Men of All Colors and Cultures Together (MACCT) will be hosting their April "Earth Day" Potluck from 6-10 p.m. in Seattle (98115 zip code area). Please call 206-923-8313 or email email@example.com for additional information and location. www.macctsea.org.
Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women.
Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only.
IDENTITY THIEVES -
THE "EX-GAY" MOVEMENT
On Sunday, April 25, at 6 p.m., the Living Water Fellowship, 7204 NE 175th St., Kenmore, WA (across the street from St. Vincent de Paul in the yellow metal building), presents Oregon songwriter/filmmaker Jason T. Ingram's one-man show, Identity Thieves: Surviving the "Ex-Gay" Movement - a journey through art and music of one man's story to find truth, authenticity, faith and identity. Ingram brings his world premiere multi-media work-in-progress performance piece to the Seattle area FREE of charge.
AT THE GARAGE
On Sunday, April 25, from 4-8 p.m., join Gay Cocktail and Miss Anita Goodmann for a delightful late afternoon of bowling and fabulous wigs at the Garage, 1130-1140 Broadway. "Join us for a fierce evening of fun and cocktails. Wear your most fabulous wig creation or let our wig dressers add that something extra to your 'do. Bring any trims and hair ornaments you want to use." Miss Anita Goodmann will bring her beauty and comedic improv skills to the "runway" styled wig-off contest. Wig dressers will be on-site from 4-6 p.m. The VIP "red carpet" photo booth will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. Contestants for the "wig-off" must be at the event by 5:30 p.m. The "wig-off" runway contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Photographs from the "red-carpet" styled event photo booth will be posted on Facebook. Cost is $15 at the door, which includes bowling and shoes. Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m.
CARY ALAN JOHNSON.
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL
GAY & LESBIAN
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION,
TO SPEAK IN SEATTLE
Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), will speak about current challenges and opportunities in the fight for LGBT rights around the globe at three public lunchtime events in Seattle, April 26-28. On Monday, April 26, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Johnson will appear at the UW Law School, Room 133, UW Main Campus, 4293 Memorial Way NE. On Tuesday, April 27, from noon-1:15 p.m., Johnson will appear at Seattle University, 12th Ave. & E Marion St., in Casey Hall, Room 517. On Wednesday, April 28, from noon-1 p.m., Johnson will appear at PATH, 2201 Westlake Ave. IGLHRC's mission is to advance human rights for everyone, everywhere, to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. www.iglhrc.org.
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
On Monday, April 26, learn about Rain City Jacks, Seattle's renowned JO club! RCJ offers community, healing, friendship, self-acceptance and an unfettered, joyful experience of male sexuality. Meet at Gay City Health Project, 511 E. Pike St., at 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONALS WITH PRIDE
On Tuesday, April 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., meet partners in business and partners in life, Paul Villa and Curtis Bigelow, owners of The Lobby Bar, who will share with you their experiences of recently opening and running their own successful business. The Lobby Bar is offering one complimentary glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and some tasty hors d'oeuvres. Also, Girls Rock! Seattle will join the event to talk about their amazing program. Cost is $10 for members and students; $15 for non-members. To RSVP, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite, 1520 E. Olive Way. The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.
GAY CITY CELEBRATES
On Wednesday, April 28, from 5-8 p.m., Gay City Health Project, 511 E. Pike St., hosts an open house celebration to recognize their 15 years of service. Stop by for some refreshments, meet volunteers and staff, and find out about their programs. www.gaycity.org.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: April - The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
DINING OUT FOR LIFE
BENEFITS LIFELONG AIDS
ALLIANCE AND PIERCE
COUNTY AIDS FOUNDATION
On Thursday, April 29, dine out at participating restaurants and raise money for Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Pierce County AIDS Foundation. Participating restaurants will donate 30% of their sales to Lifelong AIDS Alliance or 25% to Pierce County AIDS Foundation on that date. For a complete list of participating restaurants, see ads in this week's SGN on pages 12 and 36 or visit www.diningoutforlife.com.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC
OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT
FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E., offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.
ANOTHER GAY MIXER
& GAYME NIGHT
AT CAFÉ METROPOLITAIN
On Friday, April 30, from 7-10 p.m. or later, Another Gay Social Club and Café Metropolitain present "Another Gay Mixer & Gayme Night" at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way, in the Game Room and Red Room (with possible overflow). Great prices on food and appetizers. Games include pool, foosball, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Twister - or bring your own. If you have a Wii, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, there are large flat screen TVs available. Don't just "go clubbing" again, do something funerific and geeky! www.meetup.com/Another-Gay-Social-Club/calendar/13162176.
OF WASHINGTON HALL
On Saturday, May 1, Historic Seattle is hosting a free celebration with live performances from 5 p.m.-midnight, to mark the restoration of Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. (one block north of E. Yesler at E. Fir St.). On Sunday, May 2, a free community open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Washington Hall was originally built in 1908 and has hosted many noteable civic leaders and performing artists and was home to On the Boards for many years. 206-622-6952; www.historicseattle.org.
The 8th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival will be held Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St. www.SeattleErotic.org. The Seattle Erotic Art Festival supports a vibrant creative community, promotes freedom of expression, and fosters sex-positive culture through public celebrations of the arts.
SEATTLE BAMBOO FESTIVAL
On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society presents the Seattle Bamboo Festival at the Donald Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., featuring bamboo plants, poles, products, seminars, arts and crafts, rare plant gallery, local bamboo experts.
On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MCC Seattle hosts their annual Pride garage sale at 5019 2nd Ave. NW.
If you have used furniture and/or household items to donate to the sale, contact Pastor Ray Neal at 206-325-2421 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick-up. www.MCCSeattle.org.
RAINBOW CITY BAND -
"SWING FEVER 2010
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ"
On Saturday, May 1, at 6 p.m., join Rainbow City Band at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St., for their 6th annual gala fundraising dinner, musical entertainment, silent and live auction, and swing dancing to the RCB's Purple Passion Swing Band. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased in advance at www.rainbowcityband.com.
Rainbow City Band is a non-audition community band consisting of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and straight members from all around the Puget Sound area.
Historic Seattle has recently completed restoration of Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. (one block north of E. Yesler at E. Fir St.). Washington Hall was built in 1908 and has hosted noteable civic leaders and performing artists and was home to On the Boards during its 100 year history. In celebration of the restoration, Historic Seattle will host an evening of celebration and live performances on Saturday, May 1, from 5 p.m.-midnight. On Sunday, May 2, Historic Seattle will host a Community Open House at Washington Hall from 1-4 p.m. Both events are FREE; donations will be welcome. For more information, visit www.historicseattle.org or call 206-622-6952.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL
HOSTS ASIAN-PACIFIC ISLANDER
HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
On Sunday, May 2, from noon-5 p.m., celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month with spectacular lion dances, youth drill teams, martial arts, taiko drums and incredible artists from around the state, in Center House. www.seattlecenter.com.
PRIDE IDOL CONTEST
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride Parade, in association with Esurance, presents Pride Idol 2010, Seattle's talent search contest to find the best vocalists in the area. The contest will be held at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m. The Pride Idol contest runs every Sunday, May 2 through June 20. Winners will be awarded cash and additional prizes and get to ride on the official Seattle Pride Idol float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 27. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, call the Pride office at 206-322-9561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE LIFE TV -
"IT'S ABOUT TIME"
On Sunday, May 2, at midnight, KCTS-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life TV's May episode, "It's About Time." In this repeat episode, the program explores what it means to grow old as a Gay person in America - how a generation once at the frontlines of establishing the modern LGBT movement finds, in what should be their golden years, new challenges to living life openly Gay. The episode highlights the leaders spearheading a national effort to protect the rights of LGBT senior citizens and care for our elders.
KBTC-TV, Channel 28, will broadcast the show early Wednesday morning, May 5 at 1 a.m.
The program can also be viewed online throughout the month of May at www.inthelifetv.org.
PEOPLE OF COLOR
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CLASS
The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse are sponsoring a six-week course for LGBTQ People of Color exploring the skills we need to build the relationships we want. The class will be held on Wednesdays, May 5-June 9. The Spring 2010 Relationship Skills Class is being organized, facilitated and attended by People of Color. Topics include: Identifying cultural norms and personal values, accountability, naming and setting boundaries, strengthening support networks, and more. Suggested donation is $90, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships and trades are available. Pre-registration requested by Wednesday, April 28. For more information, accessibility questions or to register, please contact deann at 206-568-7777 or email@example.com. The Northwest Network's Fall 2010 Relationship Skills Class (open to both People of Color and white folks) will be held on Tuesdays, October 5-November 9. www.nwnetwork.org.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, May 17, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller-skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $10 at the door; $7 under 18 (a portion of proceeds benefit Dunshee House). Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. Next Gay Skate Party is Monday, June 21. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, May 22 with "Blue Hair Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. Final Gay Bingo of the season on June 19 is "Beach Blanket Gay Bingo." Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or email@example.com
On Sunday, May 23, Gaysha Starr Productions presents the LaFemme Magnifique Washington Pageant, at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Harvard and Broadway off E. Pike St., door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
The pageant will be hosted by pageant founder and Portland legend Darcelle XV. Competition categories are: Evening Gown, Theme Wear: "The Garden of Eden," Talent Presentation, and Las Vegas Showgirl. Admission is $12 at the door, with partial proceeds to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Washington State.
The winner and first runner-up of both LaFemme Magnifique Washington and LaFemme Magnifique PLUS Washington will go to the International Pageant Labor Day Weekend at the Oregon State Convention Center for a $1,000 cash prize, crown, sash, jewelry and the title, in both categories.
For complete information, contact pageant coordinator Gaysha Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.
& REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at email@example.com.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES
& HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE
AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS
IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Produced by the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.
SOLDIERS PROJECT NW
OFFERS FREE COUNSELING
FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY
& THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.
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